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Kerala PSC - Districts of Kerala - Alappuzha

Kerala PSC - Districts of Kerala - Alappuzha

Year of formation : 1957, August 17

  • Allappuzha is the smallest district in area.
  • It is the 2nd most densely populated district in Kerala.
  • The birth place of Velakali.
  • The first post office (Anchalappees) in Travancore established at Allappuzha in 1857.
  • Alappuzha is the only district in Kerala without any forest cover.
  • Backwater tourism is very popular in Alappuzha district.
  • Allappuzha was the capital of the ancient 'Ambalapuzha Kingdom'.
  • Alappuzha, known as the 'Venice of the East', was a major trade centre in Kerala.
  • The first Thermal Power Project in Kerala is built at Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district.
  • Alappuzha is the centre of coir industry.
  • The second largest producer of Paddy in Kerala is Alappuzha district, the first being Palakkad district.
  • Vembanad Lake is the largest lake in Kerala.
  • Pathiramanal Island, Thanneermukkam bound etc. are in Vembanad lake.
  • The famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race (Prime Minister Trophy) is held annually in Punnamaa lake.
  • Pakshi gramam of Kerala is Nooranadu
  • Raja Kesavadas built the town of Alappuzha.
  • The taluk with the longest coastline in Kerala, Cherthala, is in Alappuzha district.
  • The two famous Snake boat races in Kerala are held at Punnamada backwater (Nehru Trophy Snake boat race) and Champakkulam (Moolam Snake boat race), both are in Alappuzha district.
  • Lord Krishna temple at Ambalapuzha called 'Dwaraka of the south', Nagaraja Temple at Mannarassala and St. George Shrine at Edathua are in Alappuzha district.
  • Kuttanad in Alappuzha district is called the Gift of Pampa. It lies about 0.5 m to 1.5 m below sea level. This region is formed by the alluvial deposits of rivers Meenachil, Pampa, Manimala and Achenkovil. It is called the 'Holland of Kerala'.
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